Admissions - International Students

Financial Aid and Scholarships

In addition to the programs listed below, international students are eligible for every institutional endowed scholarship at National University.

President's Award and Dean's Award

International students are eligible for the President's Award and the Dean's Award which both offer scholarship money for the first and second trimster of study, provided the student meets GPA criteria.

International Student Scholarship

The International Student Scholarship provides financial assistance to international students (including Canadian students) who desire to study in the following programs: Doctor of Chiroproactic, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, or Master of Science in Acupuncture. Any student who is not a citizen of, or domiciled in, the United States of America is eligible for the International Student Scholarship.

The award is $1,000 per trimester, begining with the third trimester. Eligible recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled at National University for a minimum of 15 hours per trimester.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of no less than 2.50 at the end of the second trimester of study.
  • Must not be serving a disciplinary action.
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Awards may be received for the 3rd through the 10th trimesters for the DC and ND programs, the 3rd through the 9th trimesters for the MSOM program, and the 3rd through the 7th trimesters for the MSAc program.

International students who are receiving U.S. Federal Title IV Financial Aid are not eligible.

Eligible students are identified by information provided to the Registrar's Office at the time of application and/or entrance to National University. 

International and Canadian Student Loans

Most private loans require a cosigner who is a permanent resident of the United States. Please contact the lender if you have any questions about eligibility requirements. Below are some financial instutions that may assist you in your search:

Other Resources

Students who are residents of countries other than Canada or the United States have limited options available for the funding of their education in the United States. However, some resources which you can explore include:

  • Funding sources affiliated with your own home government
  • Scholarship searches such as Fast Web